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Apr 11th, 2014
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ByEmmanuel Arinze In an earlier article, I drew attention to my observations about Sahara Reporters’ reportage of the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. I had observed that as far as Sahara Reporters is concerned, Madam Iweala has not done much to de...
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Apr 11th, 2014
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by Tedla Asfaw “Powering Africa” an imitative of Obama Administration with price tag of 7 billion US dollar goal is to produce 10,000 megawatt in the next five years to be implemented in five African countries one of which is Ethiopia. Dr. Kim the boss of World Bank interview on Al Jazeera yesterday ...
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Apr 10th, 2014
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By Morten Jerven So it’s official. The long overdue and widely anticipated GDP revision in Nigeria has arrived. And it was certainly worth the wait. It is bigger and better than anyone expected. One of the most anticipated questions was whether the new number would rank Nigeria above South Africa. It...
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Apr 8th, 2014
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by Joe Igbokwe Afraid of the impending defeat in the forthcoming elections, the ruling party PDP has imported economic magicians from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics to wet the ground for them in preparation for the 2015 Presidential Elections.  In the next few months Experts in opinion polls from ...
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Apr 7th, 2014
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Bereket Alazar We have barley entered the spring season and boat loads of migrants many of them (or dare I say most of them) from Eritrea and Syria are risking their immediate safety to gain a perpetual one. If this early wave of boat migration to European beaches is sign of the things to come, [&hel...
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Apr 5th, 2014
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For years South Africa has asserted itself as Africa`s most dominant economy, frequently being touted as the world`s gateway into Africa.  However, its anaemic growth in recent times has seen other African countries rise to the pinnacle of Africa`s economic landscape. At a time when six of the world`...
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Mar 26th, 2014
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By William Easterly, Seattle Times SOMEHOW — probably my own fault — I have wound up on Bill Gates’ list of the world’s most misguided economists. Gates singled me out by name in his annual 2014 letter to his foundation as an “aid critic” spreading harmful myths about ineffective aid programs. I actu...
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Mar 18th, 2014
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Nigeria could soon outrank South Africa as Africa’s biggest economy, but about 61% of Nigerians still live on less than $1 per day. As Nigeria gets richer, more Nigerians live in poverty. That’s the paradox of growth in Africa’s biggest oil producer, its most populous nation and whi...
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Mar 6th, 2014
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Last week’s passage into law of the controversial anti-gay bill in Uganda puts the country among an elite club of nations noteworthy for their backpedaling on human and civil rights. Kampala has experienced widespread condemnation for its action, and funding from the World Bank and two European...
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Feb 24th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam The regime in Ethiopia is making a desperate second run to bring international respectability to its corrupt mining sector by re-applying for admission as an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) candidate. According to Anthony Richter, Chairman of the Board of th...